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10-Ton Meteor Explodes over Russia

Youre too close,man…too close. 10 tons…plus…33,000mph is just scary all around. Glad it didn’t hit land.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gadgets/meteor-blazing-over-russia-captured-on-video-50010434/

Awesome.

Footage of it entering atmosphere:

That is so cool. It really looked like one of those things you shouldn’t look at because of how bright it got.

Wow, that is intense.

Let’s go ahead and move that zombie threat needle up a few notches folks.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=-DDxNyxqDzw&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-DDxNyxqDzw

The most intriguing thing is that this fireball/meteor is (supposedly) not related to 165ft asteroid coming closer than our own satellites in next day or so. Its just a “coincidence.”

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:
The most intriguing thing is that this fireball/meteor is (supposedly) not related to 165ft asteroid coming closer than our own satellites in next day or so. Its just a “coincidence.” [/quote]

Should I be stocking up on pork n’ beans?

With regards to the meteor “coming”.

“By comparison, NASA estimated that the meteor over Russia was about 15 meters (49 feet) wide and weighed about 7,000 tons before it hit the atmosphere. It was about one-quarter the size of the passing asteroid.”

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:
Youre too close,man…too close. 10 tons…plus…33,000mph is just scary all around. Glad it didn’t hit land.

I left the volume up on my computer, and I almost crapped my britches when the first sonic boom hit. I would have loved to have seen it in real life though.

Anyone else notice that Russia looks nearly like the most dismal fucking place on the planet… besides NJ?

The end is nigh…

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Anyone else notice that Russia looks nearly like the most dismal fucking place on the planet… besides NJ?[/quote]

It does look like the kind of place where dreams go to die. Sort of like Mordor, but somehow gloomier and with less hope.

[quote]dmaddox wrote:

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:
Youre too close,man…too close. 10 tons…plus…33,000mph is just scary all around. Glad it didn’t hit land.

I left the volume up on my computer, and I almost crapped my britches when the first sonic boom hit. I would have loved to have seen it in real life though.[/quote]

Yeah…it surprised me,too. The continuous sonic booms afterwards was nuts as well.

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Anyone else notice that Russia looks nearly like the most dismal fucking place on the planet… besides NJ?[/quote]

Have you ever been to India.

[quote]dmaddox wrote:

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
Anyone else notice that Russia looks nearly like the most dismal fucking place on the planet… besides NJ?[/quote]

Have you ever been to India.[/quote]

Or quite a few parts of West Africa, we have it REALLY good here.

There’s nothing that uncommon about this. It’s just another asteroid airburst like tanguska. The one at tunguska in 1908 was 10 times larger and 1000 times more powerful. Basically anyone within the sonic boom radius of this one would have been killed from a tunguska size asterroid burst.

Luckily those happen more rarely(like 300 years) than these small ones.

Actually the ural area in 1908 would have been as unpopulated as tunguska, so a tunguska event happening in siberia in a couple hundred years from now might actually kill a lot of people.

The problem is that tungaska size asteroids are very hard to track and nobody is they are the smallest size anybody in the scientific community is even attempting to track.

In other words, it’s unlikely that these marginal events will ever be tracked even though they have a potential to kill tens of thousands if they hit in urban areas.

On the matter of russia being “nearly like the most dimal fucking place on earth”, I loled.
This is not “Russia” as in the moscow, leningrad, st peter that most russians identify with.

This is the Urals, a mountainous SIBERIAN region. Basically like the cnadian rockies, alberta, etc…

So did they say anything about a possible collision with the larger meteor? That thing would move way to fast to be hit by a missile and I feel if the government knew it was an actual threat they would do as MUCH as possible behind scenes to keep from a widespread panic… We should send Bruce Willis to send it to kingdom come.

[quote]cstratton2 wrote:
So did they say anything about a possible collision with the larger meteor? That thing would move way to fast to be hit by a missile and I feel if the government knew it was an actual threat they would do as MUCH as possible behind scenes to keep from a widespread panic… We should send Bruce Willis to send it to kingdom come.[/quote]

2012 DA14 has already passed us. It passed at a distance of 17,200 miles (which is damn close). Astronomers maintained that there was no threat of impact with DA14 and that was correct.

[quote]BeefEater wrote:

[quote]cstratton2 wrote:
So did they say anything about a possible collision with the larger meteor? That thing would move way to fast to be hit by a missile and I feel if the government knew it was an actual threat they would do as MUCH as possible behind scenes to keep from a widespread panic… We should send Bruce Willis to send it to kingdom come.[/quote]

2012 DA14 has already passed us. It passed at a distance of 17,200 miles (which is damn close). Astronomers maintained that there was no threat of impact with DA14 and that was correct.[/quote]

Even though there’s no chance in this case, the impact if da14 entered the actmospohere would be very similar to this recent airburst but it would be hundreds of times more powerful. so basically instead of a hiroshima size explosion it would be like a several megaton size explosion. But it would probably also explode higher of the ground so the damage could be only a few hundred square miles wide.